Haymarket Cleanup Plan Video

WBZ recorded a video segment on the City's plan to install trash compactors at Haymarket to help clean up the area.

State Hearing Scheduled on Protecting Groundwater Levels

Residents on Fulton, Richmond and Commercial Streets are well aware of the work going on by Boston Water & Sewer regarding groundwater testing. They...

Clean Streets Committee Draws Crowd in Tackling Trash & Rat Issues

Where can you spend two hours talking trash, rats and dog waste? Yes, that’s right, only at NEWRA’s Clean Streets committee meeting.  A big group...

Video of Oyster Drop into Boston Harbor

The Massachusetts Oyster Project has released this video of the recent oyster drop from the North End/Waterfront area off Commercial Street by the shoreline...

Boston is Second-Safest City for Pedestrians

The Globe highlights that Boston's reputation as a walking city remains intact. A recent report by Transportation of American ranked Boston as the second-safest...

The Phoenix Focuses on Rats

The Phoenix takes an in-depth look at Boston's rat infestation, with several references to the North End. "Residents say that if you jam a leaf...

City Rolls Out Citizens Connect iPhone App

The Citizens Connect iPhone app is part of Mayor Menino's and the City of Boston's strategy for Citizen-to-City transactions called Citizens Connect. The iPhone App...

Boston Flu Cases Start to Rise

The City of Boston continues to operate at a Level 1 status; however, over the past week we have seen an increase in the...

Boston Still at Minimal “Level 1” Flu Alert

The City of Boston continues to operate at Level 1 status with small numbers of cases of H1N1 or influenza like illness in the...

Oysters Reintroduced to Boston Harbor

Oysters were reintroduced this morning into Boston Harbor from 601 Commercial Street in the North End by the Massachusetts Oyster Project. Initially, divers placed...

North End Cleanliness Tips

The Department of Public Works has updated its tip sheet for neighborhood cleanliness. Click here for 1-page PDF document. Neighborhood Street Sweeping Program Throughout the...

City Council Supports Revised Bottle Bill

Bottle bills are laws that require a minimum refundable deposit on beverage containers in order to ensure a high rate of recycling or reuse. The current law was passed in 1983 and does not include many popular “new-age” drinks such as bottled waters, sports drinks, and juices. Currently the only beverages covered are carbonated soda, beer, and malt beverages.

Councillors Salvatore LaMattina and John Connolly sponsored the City Council Resolution in order to demonstrate to state lawmakers that the Boston City Council wants the Bill updated.
About a dozen bills related to the Beverage Container Recovery Law, including House Bill 3057 filed by Rep. Basile on behalf of Mayor Menino, are before state lawmakers this legislative session.

The Council approved the Resolution at its weekly meeting on Oct. 21.